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Falling Green September 10th 1891 noon 68degrees This meeting was a week past the usual time, to allow the County to hold its Fair at Rockville. There were two families absent those from Longwood and Tanglewood. Our guests were Mrs. [Hattie?], Mrs Lawrence Stabler, Mr. Manly Granville and Pattie Farquhar. The display of fruits, flowers and vegetables was excellent. From Brooks Grove, Flowers, carrots, salsify, corn, tomatoes, Lima beans; Alloway, Flowers, egg-plant, tomatoes, corn, Lima beans, salsify, celery, pears and apples; from Avalon, flowers; from Riverside, flowers; from Norwood, Flowers, cabbage, squash, carrots, salsify, parsnip, potatoes, corn, tomatoes, beets, parsley, horse-radish, grapes and apples; from Hermon, Flowers; from Rockland, flowers, cabbage, egg-plant, kohlrabi, cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, onions, okra, turnips, peppers, sweet potatoes, grapes and peaches; from Stanmore, 8 kinds of apples and 2 kinds of pears,
From White Hall, flowers, 15 kinds of apples, 5 kinds of pears, grapes, and peaches; from Riverton, flowers and sweet corn.
The minutes were read and corrections made. The Secretary was requested to order some new labels. She informed us that we owe our President for a new book in which to copy the minutes.
Remarks on poultry were discouraging. Norwood has one turkey out of fifty. Brooke Grove of early turkies has six out of 21, of late turkies 12 out of 13. Fair Hill has 24 out of 80.
1st reader Albin Thomas was absent, 2nd reader Mary Brooke read an article on the Chinese Sacred lily, and a little poem "Pansies",
Volunteer articles, E. S. Iddings read a poem "Loss and gain". Mary W. Kirk recited "the Daisy" to our great pleasure.
Of work to be done this month, plant Spinach and cover with bean poles and leaves before very cold weather. A light covering recommended
The readers for next meeting Anna Fargnham and Mary M. Miller Questions 1 Is it too late to sow kale & Not too late tho' some sow in August 2 Will it injure young sage plants to pick off the leaves? Not at all. 3 What shall be done to grape vines which have had the best attention and were well set with fruit that did not ripen; kept green awhile and then dried up? Nothing suggested except a wash in which sulphur is a large ingredient 4 What time put celery in hot-bed to bleach? In November when you put away cabbage; put it in with all with all the earth attached which comes up with it, set the plants close together for a space a foot wide, then put in a board set up on edge, then another foot of celery another board etc. The boards are to pre vent the celery from heating, as it might if in too great a mass 5 How many of our members expect to send in a name for Hendersons "400" tomato? Five members
H.H. Miller read a letter from Mr Kerr
growing a succession of ten varieties of pears which he considers fit for the climate and other conditions of Monthomery and also a list of plums. Henry Miller had fine specimen of Le Conte pear which he had raised Does any member have success in raising Wild goose plums? Yes several
The experiment of putting bags of salt in the crotches of quince trees seems to have produced a good crop of salt spread on the ground around the tree in April would have the desired effect.
On our walk we visited the poultry Many chickens and a beautiful flock of over fifty turkies. The Flower garden had many flowers blooming. The vegetable garden was full of vegetables and a thrifty melon patch had many good melons, which tho' later, our host thought would give much satisfaction.
The next place of meeting to be Rock Spring